June at Baxter's Hollow
Our hike took place on a steamy
June 29 afternoon deep in an upland
forest portion of
The Nature Conservancy's
wild preserve known locally
as the Big Woods
Thanks to TNC's Baraboo Hills Coordinator Ann Calhoun for her talk on managing land for more oak openings. Mourning Warblers and Acadian Flycatchers with a distant song of Wood Thrush almost made us forget the heat and humidity.
We rehydrated at a restored log cabin in Freedom Township after our walk. Pulled chicken sandwiches, dishes to pass and local musicians made for a night of laughter, dancing, fireflies under a sky full of stars and distant lightning. Cheers to the Mountain Road Trio.
Photos from the Hollow
Upper left photo of UW-Madison Wildlife Ecology graduate student Maia Persche and TNC's Ann Calhoun talking bird research at this site.
Summer in the Baraboo Hills, do catch it while you can